Cherry Lassi – Easy, refreshing and delicious Indian drink made with yogurt, cherries and cardamom. A great drink for a sunny afternoon!
What is cherry lassi?
Lassi is a traditional Indian beverage made mainly with yogurt. There are many traditional and modern variations of making sweet lassi and salt or savory lassi. Cherry lassi is a sweet beverage made with cherries, yogurt, rose water and cardamom.
This is the best recipe if you want to make some easy Indian recipes using cherries.
Can I use frozen cherries?
Yes, frozen cherries can be used to make this lassi. If they are frozen, just skip adding ice cubes and adjust water to get the desired consistency.
How to make it vegan?
Yogurt can be replaced with any plant-based yogurts.
How long does it last?
It tastes best when it is served immediately. However, you can store in the refrigerator up to 24 hours.
I love it when it is served on hot summer afternoons. It can also be served as a dessert, snack or breakfast.
Use sweet cherries to make the best cherry lassi.
Adjust the consistency by adding more or less water. If you want to make it thick, reduce water or skip ice cubes.
Rose water gives a lovely flavor to the beverage but it is completely optional.
Do not skip adding cardamom powder, it gives an authentic flavor.
The quantity of sugar depends on the sweetness of cherries.
Use fresh yogurt.
Step by step instructions:
Combine yogurt, pitted cherries, water, ice cubes, sugar rose water and cardamom powder in a blender jar.
Blend until smooth.
Adjust the sweetness and pour it into glasses.
Add chopped pistachios or any of your favorite nuts on top.
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Cherry lassi recipe video below:
Cherry Lassi Recipe
- 1.5 Cups Yogurt
- 1 Cup Pitted Cherries
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Tablespoon Rose Water (optional)
- ½ Teaspoon Cardamom Powder
- 3 Tablespoons Sugar
- Ice Cubes
- 1 Tablespoon Chopped Pistachios (optional)
- Combine all the ingredients in a blender jar and blend until smooth.
- Pour into glasses and garnish with pistachios.
- Serve immedietely.